Artist info

Genre

Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Thundering riffs, wailing vocals, high energy crescendos, captivating A Capella, unorthodox guitar work and original storytelling are the backbone of a Matt Stillert show


band members

Matt Stillert


Influences

everything; mushrooms, home grown tomatoes, listening to music I cant stand, herbal tea, the morning mist in a cattle paddock, floor toms, raw honey, captain beefheart, jack london, blank paper, anywhere quiet.........., everything I hear influences my music, especially the things I find heartless and mundane. When I hear a piece of music that I find abhorrent, I get to sharpening my blade, and prepare to return fire


Website

shoeboycotter.com/

Bio

Thundering riffs, wailing vocals, high energy crescendos, captivating A Capella, unorthodox guitar work and original storytelling are the backbone of a Matt Stillert show.

His latest release; K.I. Honey, in contrast to his 2015 release; Shoe Boycotter, shows the dynamic range of the Matt Stillert sound.

"K.I. Honey is about unity, power in numbers and sticking it to the man, "the bitch took my money" is not about an ex girlfriend, the bitch is "the man", the oppressive powers that be, who are keeping us all financially enslaved in order to maintain their positions of power. This song is a call for unifying people to form a positive common goal, as long as there is division among people, our problems will only proliferate, IF WE WONT STAND UP WE CHOOSE TO LAY DOWN.
But from a lighter angle and at its heart, K.I. Honey is a celebration of the tribal love and healing power of musical harmony, with the video focusing on the shared experience of music bringing people together with a common goal of union and equatorial happiness. It's named after the Ligurian Honey Bees residing on Kangaroo Island that make some of the best honey in the world, and are known for their friendly nature.
I draw the analogy of the hive and the human tribe; we could take some wisdom from the co-operation of many lives for a higher purpose, and considering the bees on K.I. are posibly the last of their kind, the message extends to illuminate the precariousness of our global Human situation and add an air of desperation to save what's left and maintain an inhabitable earth with a peaceful future for life on the planet." - Matt Stillert

With the K.I. Honey tour set for October, November and December 2016, and finishing up at a major QLD festival over new years (to be announced) Matt will be playing shows from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, and all over Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, with broader touring plans for 2017.

The boycotter of the metaphorical shoe, poet, protester, and grower of veggies and facial hair, the smiley and the lovable, Matt Stillert, says he's just getting warmed up. With what he calls a myriad of poetic musical creations up his sleeve, and collaborations and extensive touring in the works. Exciting times ahead. - Humminbird Entertainment

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HUMMINBIRD ENTERTAINMENT, FIRESTARTER MUSIC, & CHICKEN FIST PRODUCTIONS

Lyrics

You and me racing around
Til we fall trunk down
Hit the ground
The streets are dry there's no reason for you to cry
You don't see no tear drops in my eyes
No need to worry x2
Cause all I wanna do is to hold close to all of the beautiful bugs and birds and kangaroos too
You know who your are
You're my superstar
So let's fight together, let's fight together

Gimme my money back x2
The bitch took my money
The only way we're gonna take it back is together

Tell me what you see is it the moon and the sea
Or is the sun and the sand that has your heart by command
Let me tell you darlin' I understand, I understand
Show me into your dreams and I'll let you into mine
I wanna give you some of my sweet time
But no need to worry x2
Cause all I wanna do is to hold close to all of the beautiful bugs and birds and kangaroos too
You know who your are
You're my superstar
So let's fight together, let's fight together

Gimme my money back x2
The bitch took my money
The only way we're gonna take it back is together

K.I. Honey is free to download at shoeboycotter.com

Review

45

This is so smooth. Matt has the unique abililty to switch effortlessly from beautiful ballads like this to wild, gritty blues stompers. Keep an eye (and a couple of ears) out for his new project Rise of the Rooster as it is a great example of the latter.

This is so smooth. Matt has the unique abililty to switch effortlessly from beautiful ballads like this to wild, gritty blues stompers. Keep an eye (and a couple of ears) out for his new project Rise of the Rooster as it is a great example of the latter.

Review

Debby Parsons

06 Dec 2016

50

Such a powerful tune this one. So many msgs. Love how the K.I Honey bees were added to the mix. :-)

Such a powerful tune this one. So many msgs. Love how the K.I Honey bees were added to the mix. :-)